Mango Fruit Fly, Ceratitis cosyra
The mango fruit fly, Ceratitis cosyra or marula fly, as it is also known due to its native host plant being marula, the African fruit related to mango.
The mango fruit fly is a serious pest in mango farms across sub-Saharan Africa, where it causes more damage of economic importance than the Mediterranean fruit fly. The fly is a particular pest in smallholder and commercial mango across sub-Saharan Africa, occurring in over 20 countries including Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Russell IPM provide Ceratitis cosyra pheromone traps for the monitoring and managing of the mango fruit fly pest. Zonatrac is an innovative attract and kill system.